Marigold - Double Mr Majestic
Since first introducing the ever popular, single-flowered Mr. Majestic in 1996, Thompson & Morgan's flower breeders have been striving to produce this very eye-catching and impressive double relative. The result is these strong, bushy plants which become smothered in fully-double blooms with wonderful golden and mahogany stripes, flowering freely in borders and containers. Under extreme conditions, an occasional, yet equally attractive, single flower may be produced. Height: 30cm.
Sow seed on the surface of good, free-draining, seed compost. Cover seeds with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a plastic bag and place at a temperature of 20-30C until after germination which usually takes 7-21 days. Do not exclude light as this helps germination. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into trays or 7.5cm pots. Gradually acclimatise plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost, 37-45cm apart.